What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: December 22, 2014

santawalletThe last two weeks of this year are short ones due to the holidays. Many traders may be on vacation so you can anticipate the volatility to continue with stock and bond markets, which means we may see mortgage rates bump around a bit as well.

Bond markets will be closing early on Wednesday and will be closed on Thursday, as will Mortgage Master Service Corporation. Friday will be “back to normal” as far as work hours are concerned. 🙂  Next week will also be a shorter week with the New Year holiday.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Mortgage Master Service Corporation will be closing early on Monday, Christmas Eve and will reopen on Wednesday morning following the Christmas holiday. Our office will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 to celebrate New Years Day.

Just for fun this holiday, I decided to paint Santa on black velvet.

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Black Velvet Santa by Rhonda Porter

I entered him into Daniel Smith’s customer art contest and actually wound up being one of their weekly winners! He’ll be entered into the monthly competition in January with all the other weekly winners from December. 

I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!